Jordan Swiderski Beth Turk Humanities 120 7 October 2008 Did you know that Enheduanna is a title and means “The High Priestess and Ornament of the sky”? In other words Enheduanna was the high priestess of the moon-god, Nanna of Ur. Enheduanna was the first known author in recorded history to write in the first person. Clearly, then this paper will trace the factors of Enheduanna and her writings. Enheduanna lived around 2300-2225 B.C.E. She was the daughter of Sargon of Kish, and her mother was a Sumerian from southern Mesopotamia. In addition, Sargon appointed his daughter the high priestess of Ur. “Sargon set a precedent combining royal and priestly roles for royal princess which was going to last for at least 500 years. After Enheduanna it became a tradition for the royal princes to become the high priestess of Ur.” (Gateway to Babylon) Also Enheduanna “proved herself worthy of her fathers trust and transcended her secular duties and scribal training to affirm herself in her own right as a poetess and heir of the vision off a united land for Sumer and Akkad.” (Gateway to Babylon). In addition, when Enheduannas father died she was removed from office and felt offended. She expressed about this injustice in writing: “"_I have been attacked most cruelly. _ Ashimbabbar has not spoken my verdict. But what matter, whether he spoke it or not! I, accustomed to triumph, have been driven forth from (my) house, Was forced to flee like the cote like a swallow, my life is devoured, Was made to walk among the mountain thorns, The life-giving tiara of En-ship was taken from me, Eunuchs were assigned to me - "These are becoming to you) (Gateway of Babylon). Enheduanna is the first known author in record history to write in first person. There were many anonymous scribes who wrote before her but she was the first to identify herself in her writings. She began writing in 2300 BCE. In addition she wrote her poems and stories in cuneiform.